- Black Belt
- Posts: 1496
- Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:15 am
- Location: Silicon Valley
here are two other way out.
1) First try to sell them your improvement, Since they own a patent that can block yours, they become the only possible customer, and you know what it means in business. However, if your idea is really worthy, they may use it to improve their product and put distance between themselves and their followers once their existing patent expired. They may want to do that since they only have a couple years left
2) wait for their patent expires. Of course you can always look at other place/idea while wait.